Analysis of a bear bone found in an Irish cave has provided evidence of human exsistence in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than previously thought, academics announced Sunday.
A grandfather of three is poised to blast into space and the record books on Friday, becoming the American astronaut who has spent the longest time in space, NASA said.
For decades, fossil hunters combing the soil near a creek in north-central Illinois have been rewarded with the preserved remnants of a prehistoric creature, its wide-set eyes on stalks and a long, arm-like appendage extending from below them with a pincer-like mouth.
Scans of King Tut's burial chamber have revealed two hidden rooms, Egypt's antiquities minister said Thursday -- a discovery that could intensify speculation that the chambers contain the remains of the famed Queen Nefertiti.
The little green frog's natural camouflage reminded the professor who discovered it of the guerrilla fighters hiding out in the very same Colombian forest.
Israel's Antiquities Authority says a hiker has found a rare, nearly 2,000-year-old gold coin.
Developing tools with which to slice and mash their food meant our ancestors needed to chew much less, leaving more time for honing language and other skills instead, evolutionary scientists said Wednesday.
Antarctic blue whales, the largest creatures on the planet, likely belong to three populations that feed alongside each other but breed in separate oceans, according to Australian-led research published Wednesday.
A new species of terrestrial frog with yellow eyebrows has been found in Colombia's East Andes, researchers announced Tuesday.
A total solar eclipse that will occur Wednesday will be aired live by the Taipei Astronomical Museum on its website because it will be only partially visible in Taiwan.